The Madeira Film Festival is immensely proud and privileged that the annual event is staged between Reid’s Palace Hotel and the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias. Considered to be one of the finest hotel establishments in the world, Reid’s is synonymous with excellence, grandeur and afternoon tea. Previous guests include Sir Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, Gregory Peck, Roger Moore and King Umberto of Italy.
Festival Goers, delegates & filmmakers who choose to purchase tickets for the Reid’s Ceilidh & Gala Dinner will be entitled to complimentary snacks at one of our partner cafes in Funchal. Vouchers to be used at the cafe will be issued upon purchase of the Gala Dinner tickets. Tickets cost 65 Euros and are available from the reception at Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel.Lori Watson is a fiddle player and folk singer who performs traditional and contemporary folk music. She is the first doctor of Artistic Research in Scottish Music. She studied Scottish Music at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow and graduated in 2003. She is currently writing a PhD in Contemporary Innovation and Traditional Music in Scotland.
“The Madeira Film Festival is non – competitive. As opposed to awarding filmmakers a prize each delegate will receive the ‘Laurissilva Ambassador Award’ thus helping to create awareness and recognition of Madeira’s endemic forest. Thanks to the coveted locations and unique atmosphere, MFF has become the key annual film event on the island, with the third edition concluding in April 2014 the odyssey continues yet the remit remains: To screen films whereby the predominate content venerates Madeira’s Laurissilva Forest. To inspire & nurture local talent. To challenge & stimulate the audience by virtue of audio – visual communication. Filmmakers personally present their work at the majestic Municipal Theatre in Funchal. The Madeira Film Festival has been privileged to screen such filmic repertoires such as Beasts Of The Southern Wild, The Hunt, The Hunter, Chasing Ice, Le Quattro Volte, Post Tenebras Lux amongst others plus musical concerts from The Kyle Eastwood Band, Maria de Medeiros, Escondido & Phamie Gow.”